Date of birth & year: September 8, 1994
Family: Born in a family of 2
Home Village: Mulanje and Mzuzu
Level of education: Advanced diploma in information technology (IT)
When did you start doing music? Started doing music at 15, recorded my first song in 2009.
Who inspired you to start doing music? T1 has always been my inspiration from way back. And basically I can just say, I was inspired by people around me, who happen to be my friends.
Why fusing genres? People love different kinds of music, so I have to do different kinds of music to reach a number of people. I feel like am the voice of the people, and music gives me comfort. Now am into dance hall, Hip-hop and pop.
What is your say on the old school – new school feud? I don’t know why the feud is there, but am good with most of these old school cats.
What should be done to end the feud? People should put ego aside and understand music is changing. The new cats need to respect old cats as well.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years to come? I don’t know man, am just pushing myself up.
Is Street Fame still in existence? Yeah it is, but T1 is a bit occupied, he moved out of the city, he is in Mangochi, so he can’t find time to record. But when he finds some time, fans are going hear from us again I promise.
Elaborate on the audio and visuals for YOU: basically some people don’t get what the song says.The whole point of the song was not to take something for granted. Appreciate things while they are still there. In the video, you see a guy, which happens to be me, having some good time with a girl. Suddenly, she passes away, and the guy is recalling the good old days they shared together. So it was just the matter of being creative.
Most underrated artist: T1
You have tattoos on your skin, why? I guess it’s all about preference man. I like tattoos and that’s it.
Worst moments: When I lost my dad, it still haunts me now.
Best moments: Was making my dad proud, he used to tell me “you gotta do what you want man, music is life”
What do you love most? I love life man, it’s the best gift God gave to people.
If you were given 15min of fame, what would you do to be remembered in history? I see a lot of people struggling man, if I was given all the money in the world, I would try to make a difference. Maybe build an orphanage. I mean I could do something to the people struggling, life is a hustle out here man.
If you were given supernatural powers to go back to the past, what mistake would you avoid doing? I would try to be there for my Father when he was sick. Because when my dad was sick, I was traveling a lot doing shows.
General message to the youth and those who would take music as a career: If you feel it deep down that you would like push this music thing, go ahead and do it. Don’t let anyone tell you anything. A lot of critics out there, a lot of people who don’t care about you. All you gotta do is know who you are, and if you feel that’s what you wanna do, go ahead and do it.
Quick facts about you:
- Carefree person
- Love to laugh
- Love to hang with my hommies, I appreciate friendship a lot
- Am a family person, always with my family
- I don’t drink or smoke, I used to, but not anymore
- I don’t do drugs
What do you do on your free time: I pray to God, read the Bible and listen to music a lot. And I love to spend much of my time with my hommies and family. That’s all I do, that’s all in my life. I appreciate life that way.